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January 2020

Introduction to Centering Prayer in Grant Park

January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grant Park Meditation and Contemplative Arts Center, 1030 Grant St. #3
Atlanta, GA 30315 United States
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$50

Is your new year's resolution to deepen your prayer life? A Centering Prayer workshop can be a great way to nurture a more intimate relationship with God! Start 2020 off right with this workshop, at the wonderful new Grant Park Meditation and Contemplative Arts Center. Co-sponsored by Contemplative Outreach Atlanta. Your registration fee covers the Saturday workshop which I will lead, and six follow-up meetings featuring video instruction from Fr. Thomas Keating. For more information or to register, click here.…

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An Epiphany Celebration: Contemplative Insights with Lerita Coleman Brown, Stuart Higginbotham, and Carl McColman

January 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mary & Martha’s Place (at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church), 4393 Garmon Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327 United States
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I'll be joining my friends Lerita Coleman Brown and Stuart Higginbotham for a special Epiphany celebration and contemplative booksigning, which will take place at Mary & Martha's Place on Sunday, January 12 at 4 PM. Epiphany invites us to focus on the manifestation of God in our lives, the work of the Spirit in our hearts.  In each and every heart, Spirit invites a deeper awareness of God's peace and love. In this day and age, many are seeking to offer…

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Pray Without Ceasing: An Introduction to Christian Contemplation and Mystical Spirituality

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - March 5, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 636 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Could your new year’s resolution be, “This year I want to grow spiritually?” If so, this course — meeting six Thursday evenings from January 30 to March 5 — could help you get the year off to a great start! Mysticism. Contemplation. Union with God. These are big concepts and it’s tempting to think that they are just for saints or other advanced souls. But the Catholic faith proclaims that prayer — and the joy of an intimate friendship with…

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June 2020

Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald: Christian Imagination Retreat

June 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - June 21, 2020 @ 11:30 am
Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW
Conyers, GA 30094 United States
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$220

I'll be returning to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA to lead this special retreat! Hope to see you there..., , , J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and George MacDonald: the Wisdom of the Christian Imagination J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia are masterpieces of fantasy literature. Since both authors were committed Christians, these writings also are filled with spiritual insights and mystical wisdom. On this retreat we will…

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November 2020

Wisdom of the Christian Mystics Retreat

November 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - November 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW
Conyers, GA 30094 United States
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$220

It's become an annual tradition! Every fall I co-facilitate this retreat with Brother Elias, the author of Tears of an Innocent God. Sign up soon — the retreat almost always fills up early. Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (Br. Elias & Carl McColman) From the Desert Fathers to Julian of Norwich to Thomas Merton, Christian history is filled with stories of men and women who experienced a profound sense of God's presence in their lives. Can the teachings of the mystics…

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